Latest Sweepstakes Scams Feature Con Artists Impersonating Government Officials


Subject:
Consumer Research & Advocacy , Consumer Education

Description:
This consumer alert describes ways to avoid scams in which "some con artists use the lure of a sweepstakes to convince consumers to send in money to claim a 'prize they've supposedly won. They tell consumers that the only thing that separates them from their 'winnings' is a fee to cover the taxes or service charges. But as all too many consumers know, the winnings as described never materialize." From the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Publisher:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt167.shtm


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